The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Unveiled in 1996, NORA has become a research framework for NIOSH and the nation. Diverse parties collaborate to identify the most critical issues in workplace safety and health. Partners then work together to develop goals and objectives for addressing these needs. more...
National Sector Agendas
NORA Sector Councils have created sector agendas for the nation to guide research and research-to-practice through the decade ending in 2016. The Councils will update the National Sector Agendas as needed. Please send suggestions for improving the agendas any time. All comments sent to the NORA Coordinator will be forwarded to the relevant Council.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Safely
A working group, assembled through the NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Council and led by Margaret Quinn and Paul Henneberger, recently published a report in the American Journal of Infection Control. The report provides a more integrated framework for environmental surface cleaning and disinfection in healthcare. The article outlines effective cleaning and disinfection practices while also protecting the respiratory health of workers. It identifies specific needs for basic knowledge, improved selection and use of products and practices, effective hazard communication and training, and safer alternatives. For more information, contact NORAcoordinator@cdc.gov.
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